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Our Technicians Have The Necessary Equipment To Restore Your New Orleans Property

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage in New Orleans Rental Property

One of the worst kinds of water damage in a property is the kind you were not told about before it became a bigger problem. Unfortunately, the tenants in rental properties sometimes ignore leaking pipes or poor ventilation until they directly affect them.

SERVPRO remediated water damage to a New Orleans rental property with a laundry room with a long-term leaking supply line behind a washing machine. The tenants ignored the warping drywall and growing musty odor. The landlord discovered it when they moved out. After completing the repairs on the supply line, his next call was to us.

After removing the damaged drywall, our technicians used thermal moisture detectors; the technician found the moisture wicked in the wall space covered a more substantial area than it appeared visually. Weep holes help warm air circulate and speed the drying process of a dampened wall cavity.

Lowering humidity below 45% inhibits the growth of mold, which unfortunately tends to set up home in areas of the house where moisture excesses occur and are not addressed. Any time our technicians deal with a water damage issue, we conduct a thorough inspection for mold or the potential for mold growth.

Water Clean Up

SERVPRO air movers pull moisture to the surfaces during the drying process to allow complete drying of saturated building materials, dehumidifiers such as our specialized desiccant models capture and port out the water vapor. We use unique configurations that fit over baseboards and force air behind wall cavities to dry all damp areas thoroughly. Advanced equipment called the injecti-dry is a valuable tool in the drying process.

Once the laundry room meets established drying goals, our technicians clean and disinfect the entire area to ensure it is sanitary and ready for new tenants. After water damage, a residual odor sometimes remains. We can rectify this with multiple applications to neutralize any musty smells. Two reliable methods are ULV fogging, which can quickly eliminate odors, and our Hydroxyl generators that can remove odors at the molecular level.

SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank proudly serves our local area for mitigating water damage. Call our emergency response team at (504) 348-7526 for immediate help with your water damage problem. We can make it "Like it never even happened."

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